The Cowboys registered eight sacks of Eli Manning and dominated in a 20-8 victory over the Giants in Week 15 of last season.
Dallas has won four of the past five regular-season matchups and have a lopsided 55-37-2 overall series advantage, including the playoffs.
The Bucs hung tough for a while, but could not keep up with the explosive Cowboysin a 34-21 loss. ... The Giants jumped ahead 17-0 and stymied a Washington comeback, winning 23-17, at home.
Keep your eye on ...
DeMarcus Ware wreaking havoc: The last time these two teams met, Ware had three sacks and was a terror to handle for the Giants' offensive line. If Ware is able to generate that kind of pass rush again this Sunday night, it could be a difficult outing for Manning and New York's offense.
The opening of Cowboys Stadium: Jerry Jones' palace for his football team made its debut in the preseason, but this is the first time a regular-season game will take place at the new building. Perhaps the foremost thing on fans' minds will be if any of the punters are able to hit the giant HD screens above the field with a kick. It happened during a preseason game against Tennessee.
Steve Smith evolving into a No. 1 receiver: Smith played like a top wideout in the Giants' Week 1 win over the Redskins and is being counted upon to play well every week. Given the injury to Hakeem Nicks that will keep the rookie out Sunday, Smith will take on an even larger role.
Did you know?
The Giants have won 47 road openers, the second-most in league history. ... In his last 20 games against divisional opponents, Osi Umenyiora has 17.5 sacks. ... Dallas has won seven in a row when CB Terence Newman has an interception.